It is obvious that the best chinchilla cage should be affordable, durable and don’t compromise on your chinchillas’ safety, comfort, and health. But when it really comes to choosing the cage for chinchilla, it is not as easy as it seem.
There are lots of questions will come to your mind and you would very easy get confuse. We are here to clear up your queries by answer some frequently asked questions about chinchilla cage.
#1 What material should the cage made from?
The cage that you use for reptiles enclosure is inappropriate for chinchillas. These cages are lack of ventilation and also designed to create high humidity levels for reptiles while chinchilla prefer to live in dry area.
Wire cages are the popular enclosure for chinchilla. Since chinchilla are rodents, they tent to chew their cage, so you should not give them with wooden cages and wire with paint or toxic chemicals, what can lead to ricks of health problem for your chinchillas. If you use the wire cage, you should provide a flat smooth area on the floor for them to stand on. The sensitive feet of chinchilla may get hurt if they stand on wire all the time.
#2 Can I keep chinchilla in a bird cage?
These days, many manufacturers produce the cages that can serve for not only one purpose. These cages are designed for birds but you also can keep chinchillas as well since these two animals also require vertical space. However, for the best result, we always recommend that you should purchase on a cage that designed specifically for chinchilla only.
In the cage if you want to use your old bird’s cage for your chinchilla to save money, then you need to ensure that this cage is suitable for chinchillas. The bottom floor of the cage should large enough for two chinchilla as 6 cubit feet of space. It has to tall, multi-level with platforms. The material is also safe and secure. The solid based floor and suitable bar spacing are also important factors.
#3 How do I clean my chinchilla cage?
Chinchilla cages need to be cleaned regularly. You can use a simple brush to sweep the drop elements, the old hay, and other dirty part that exist in the cage everyday. You also can use your vacuum cleaner for daily cleanup the cage to get the better result.
And once per week, washing up the water bottle as well as the food bowl. You also need to weekly replace the old bedding with the new one, deep clean thoroughly cage, wash the floor, levels, and ramps.